Alexander, Patrick Proctor


Student United College 1837-1838Math. 1; Lat. 1; Gk. 1 1838-1839 Log.; Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. 2 1839-1840 Math. 3; Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov. 1840-1841 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Physics; Sens. Phil. M.A. 1.5.1841


Born 28.10.1824 son of Andrew Alexander, Professor of Greek, St Andrews University and Esther Proctor. [University professor]


Engaged in business in Glasgow until 1860, when he retired to Edinburgh.

Publications. Mill and Carlyle: an Examination (Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1866); Moral Causation (Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1875); Carlyle Redivivus: Being an Occasional Discourse on Sauerteig by Smelfungus (Glasgow: James Maclehose, 1881); Spiritualism: a Narrative with a Discussion (Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1871); Last Leaves: Sketches and Criticisms by Alexander Smith, edited by Patrick Proctor Alexander (Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo, 1868).


Died 14.11.1886 in Edinburgh.


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